Market Conduct Requirements for Pharmacy Benefit Managers effective 1/1/21

Oregon HB2185 Enrolled    Relating to pharmacy benefit managers; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 735.530 and 735.534. ID_10-2020   Market Conduct Requirements for Pharmacy Benefit Managers effective 1/1/21 House Bill 2185 and Associated Rules for Regulation of Pharmacy Benefits Managers Effective date: 01/01/2021 Applicable law: ORS 735.530-735.552 Bills and Laws Oregon Revised Statutes (oregonlegislature.gov) Applicable […]

HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines During COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school. “Today’s action means easier […]

2020-2021 Board of Directors Nominations Open

Choosing to serve your profession through elected volunteer leadership is one of the most important decisions a pharmacy professional can make. OSPA is extremely fortunate to have a large number of strong leaders who currently choose to donate their most valued assets – time and wisdom – to advancing the pharmacy profession and promoting patient […]

Pharmacist Advocacy Groups Call for New Action to Enhance COVID-19 Patient Care

Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an enormous strain on our nation’s healthcare system and the supply of qualified healthcare providers is increasingly limited. With 90% of Americans living within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, pharmacists are positioned to […]

COVID-19: Resources for Oregonians

In today’s information-centric world, the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading faster than we can keep up. OSPA is closely monitoring developments and sharing important alerts as they become available. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities nationwide, it is important that we all take #StepsforHealth to protect ourselves and the communities in which we work, […]